Pricing out a Big Holiday Trip

Of course like every other person I have a budget for every thing that I do, although I usually sort of figure stuff out on the fly. In this case I am going to have to sit down and do the math, because it is going to be a pretty fair chore to arrange this trip and it is not as though I want to make a mess of it. I have been looking at the cost of holiday houses in NZ and the cost of the air fare from here to there. Of course both of those things are very important and you have to look at the time involved as well. First you have to get to Los Angeles, which is not a short trip from here in North Carolina. Continue reading

Escaping from the Stress of Work

Being able to get away from it all is what I look forward to every year. With the constant pressure to perform well at work riding on my shoulders it has become more important with each passing year that I find some kind of outlet that will give me a few days of peace and quiet. That’s why I use Bookabach when I need to escape and escape is exactly what I do. As an American, I like to do something different than what most of my fellow Americans do. See, for most of us we tend to stay within the realm of the United States. Not me, sir. Not me.

I like to get as far away as possible as I can from the United States. Don’t get me wrong; I love it here! I wouldn’t trade my home for any other country in the world but there is no doubt that living here can be a stressful experience thanks to the capitalist drive of the free market demanding more from us financially. Continue reading

Thinking About Whether or Not I Can Afford a Trip to New Zealand

Thinking about whether or not I can afford a trip to New Zealand right now. It is not a small thing and it would involve a lot of planning for me to be able to pull it off. As an example if i wanted to go down to Orlando and see that mouse kingdom, I could go hop on a plane and be down there in about three hours I suppose. In this case I can figure out what the cost would be for air fare and for Greenstone lodge Queenstown accommodation in New Zealand, but the time is a big deal too. I do not have an unlimited amount of time I could devote to this trip and it really does not seem as though you want to do something like this in a big rush. It is likely to be a once in a lifetime type of adventure, so why go scurrying through it as though your butt was on fire.

I have not sat down to look at the airline schedules yet, but my guess is that it takes a long time to get there from here. I do a search for LAX to New Zealand and that gives me a price range, it is going to be North of a thousand dollars for a round trip, upwards to fourteen hundred I suppose. My guess is that you do not want to get the coach seats on that flight either. A web page I found lists the travel time for New Zealand as just under 14 hours, flying from LA. I would have to get across the country to get to LAX and then when I got to New Zealand (I would guess it would be Wellington or Auckland), then I would have to get to the final destination.